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Reference Number EP/I500944/1
Title Development of a monitoring tool for high pressure oil and gas pipelines.
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor B Lennox
No email address given
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2011
End Date 31 March 2012
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £93,743
Industrial Sectors Chemicals
Region North West
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor B Lennox , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Pipeline Engineering Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , ABSL Space Products (0.000%)
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Abstract Ensuring that oil and gas pipelines remain free of blockages and leakage is a challenging problem and one with enormous financial ramifications. Research at the University of Manchester has led to the development and preliminary commercialisation of an acoustic based system for detecting blockages and leakage in pipelines filled with static gas. An important benefit of the technique is that it is non-invasive and only requires access to one end of the pipeline. The project proposed here will extend the technique further by developing a prototype system that will be suitable for liquid filled pipelines and pipelines containing flowing gas or liquid
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